Richard D. Whalen - Gresham, Oregon

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“I would tell every one to make every effort to go Loma Linda if you want the best way to treat your cancer.”

Bill Mihok - Williamsburg, VA

Treated 2013 • Posted 2017 

"... I found the physics behind the proton technology fascinating: The Bragg Peak radiation theory, the cyclotron physics, and the beam steering technology ... Amazing!"

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in January 2013. My PSA tests were elevated for two years prior to this, however I was still shocked and in denial when I received that diagnosis. 

John Geubtner - Gig Harbor, Washington

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

This is one patient’s account of his first day of proton treatment ...

Hello, from California - my two-month temporary residence!

I arrived in Colton, California, late Tuesday afternoon, the first of October. After finding my apartment complex, I filled out necessary rental paperwork, and went to my apartment. It’s comfortable, fully-furnished, and less than five miles from Loma Linda Medical Facility, where I receive treatment.

Clifford Lampe - Lakeport, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

“This time my PSA was 11.5 and my Gleason was 10! ... I AM GLAD I TOOK THE CHANCE.”

Jim Henry - Upland, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“By now, the quality of life issues were paramount in my thought process.”

The following is a description of my decision making process for prostate cancer treatment and how I chose LLUMC for proton/photon radiation treatments.

Halvard Thomsen - Clinton, Massachusetts

Treated 2002 · Posted 2002 · Updated 2015

“I DO NOT regret choosing Loma Linda and I encourage anyone to explore it to the fullest!”

Robert Reed - Carlsbad, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“Many aspects of this whole story have convinced me that there was Divine intervention. No one is this lucky!”

Having recently gotten very positive PSA results, I hereby submit my story. Beginning about 1996 I had a series of elevated (8 to 12) PSA readings. For a few years antibiotics brought these readings down to lower but still high readings. I avoided a biopsy because of a disdain for invasive procedures (fear!). In retrospect, it is clear to me that I was in denial.

Thomas Norman - Richardson, Texas

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

"By then my PSA was 23 and prostate size up to 142 gm. We claim everything is bigger in Texas, but I felt this was a bit extreme."

Winston Zappe - Staples, Minnesota

Treated 2000 • Posted 2002 

“I'm now 81 years old and thanks to Loma Linda I plan to pull a few more years! I have a sister who is 94! One thing I know for sure - I won't die from or with prostate cancer!"

Don Lake - Cherry Valley, California

Treated 1992 • Posted 2003

Don wrote this 11 years after his proton treatment. At the time of writing, he said "I feel great; I haven't experienced any side effects, and at age 81, I play golf several times a week."

Since my diagnosis was way back in 1991, I had forgotten my Gleason number. People always talked about PSA, which was 18.6 back then. I have checked with Loma Linda about what my Gleason number was and it only says, well differentiated. The number 5 is pretty close to what I remember was the figure.

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The Purcell's fairy tale life came to a halt when the doctor diagnosed Pat with prostate cancer. Little did they know that 25 years earlier, a doctor 1,200 miles away risked his entire career to pioneer proton treatment with virtually no side effects. “Against All Odds” follows a couple’s desire to fight cancer and unveils the historical account of a doctor’s passion to discover a better treatment option.

Watch the "Against All Odds" video.


 

"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 13 years post-proton treatment."
- Wayne Swartz, BOB Member
"You owe it to yourself and to those who love you to safeguard your quality of life. Surgery will not do that ... proton therapy can."
- Jeannie Chase, Spouse
- Warren Johns, BOB member
"15 years have passed since exposure to the penetrating power of the proton and the superb medical skills of the 'beam team.'”
"The procedure was a breeze. It has been 10 years and I feel GREAT.”
- Tom Wright, BOB member
"As long as I live, I will do everything I can to spread the word about proton treatment.”
- Jim Tuggey, BOB member
"I am celebrating 8 years post-treatment with no recurrence, no side effects, and not one more penny for medications."
Robert T. Gore, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.

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Proton Therapy Advantages:

· Less damage to healthy tissue
· Non-invasive, painless

· Outpatient setting
· No recovery time
· Lower chance of recurrence
· Few, if any, side effects

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